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    Don't judge these books by their titles

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 25/11/2018

    » It is generally agreed that a snappy title helps the sales of a book, although some can be a real turnoff. With this in mind, for 40 years the English literary magazine Bookseller, has been holding an annual award for the oddest book title. Also known as the Diagram Prize, last year's winner was the enthralling The Commuter Pig Keeper which just edged out the thought-provoking Nipples on My Knee.


    Wonderful world of drongos and warblers

    Oped, Roger Crutchley, Published on 04/11/2018

    » Having a small garden I am fortunate enough to wake up most mornings to the sound of birdsong rather than pile-drivers or cement trucks rumbling on their way to feed the latest condominium. Taking advantage of the recent beautiful weather, I spent some time loafing about on our porch observing the wildlife. Sounds like old age is really setting in.


    Now Trump really gets what he wants

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 13/11/2016

    » As Americans went to the polls on Tuesday, the <i>Miami Herald</i> ran what must have been its shortest-ever editorial which simply read: "Her, Not Him, Enough Said."

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